Queer bait

Fake Out

Growing up, I collected queer-feeling art like trading cards. Musicians like Arca, Lou Reed and Sleater-Kinney are coded as distinctly queer performers. I’ve taken their work in deep, ingesting their explicit, vocal queerness with relish. They performed their queerness as icons and as artists in bold, daring and highly visible
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Arca’s ‘Mutant’ morphs cacophony into pleasure

Arca’s Mutant, released on Mute Records, survives in the in-between, in uncertainty. The album spatters spasms of erotic pleasure and is both claustrophobic and expansive, tense and freeform, shapeless and full. In all these underlying contradictions and tensions, an untouchable and digital entity organically forms and propels listeners into a
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